Ski Slope in Summer

December 2, 2007

Ski slope in summer, Unterwasser by Daniel Kazor

Ski slope in summer, Unterwasser
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Switzerland is famous for it mountains for fine skiing. However, these slops are beautiful year round.

Here we see a slop near Unterwasser. A beautiful green rolling hill, a lonely ski lift and an old rustic building waiting for another ski season to come.

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Lucerne Reflection

November 15, 2007

Lucern Art Museum by Daniel Kazor

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The beautiful city of Lucerne is reflected here in the window of the art museum. The Modern Art Museum or Neus Kunstmuseum was designed by Jean Nouvel, the most famous architect of France. The museum’s architecture is impressive with windows opening onto panoramic vistas of Lucerne, the city and the lake.

This photograph is available as Fine Art Giclée print by clicking in the image or the link here.

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All the photographs featured here are from the book Switzerland in View – A Photographic Essay that can be purchased at www.stolenshadows.com.


Landwasser Viaduct

October 29, 2007

Landwasser viaduct by Daniel Kazor

The rail viaduct over the Landwasser River in Switzerland is a 65m high and 136m long six-arched curved single-tracked viaduct high in the Alps. Built 1902 it is possibly one of the most famous railway viaducts in the world. When approaching the viaduct the train travels through the Landwasser tunnel. It had to be built by starting at the end of the tunnel.

The construction of the viaduct is impressive for two reasons:

1. Materials had to be transported to this remote mountain site before construction could begin.

2. The height of the arches meant that traditional building techniques could not be used and new techniques had to be developed.

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Piazza Ascona, Ticino

October 23, 2007

Piazza Ascona, Ticino

Lake Maggiore jagged banks are surrounded by the Prealps of Piedmont and Lombardy. The most northerly section extends thirteen kilometres into Switzerland, where it constitutes the lowest point above sea-level in that entire country.

The climate is mild in both summer and winter, producing Mediterranean vegetation, with beautiful gardens growing rare and exotic plants.

The Piazza in Ascona is right on the lake making it a beautiful place for a leisurely stroll. In this photo we see colorful boats on the blue Mediterranean like water of the lake .

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Also, all the images are available as fine art prints, just click on the photo or here. Other photographs by Daniel Kazor can been seen and purchased at www.stolenshadows.com.

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Roses of Thun

October 17, 2007

Roses of Thun

Thun is an ancient city, from before Christ. The name is from the Celtic term Dunum, meaning “fortified city”. It fell to Rome in 58 BC, and was one of the main centres of Roman administration. Thun became a part of the Holy Roman Empire in 1033. In 1195 Duke Bertold von Zähringen, built a castle in Thun and expanded the city. Today it houses a museum of Swiss history.

This image is available as a fine art print, just click on the photo or here. Other photographs by Daniel Kazor can been seen and purchased at www.stolenshadows.com.

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The picture is also one of the photos featured in the book “Switzerland In View – A Photographic Essay” which is available at blurb.com .


Whirl-pot Via Mala Gorge

October 11, 2007

Whirl-pot Via Mala Gorge

The Via Mala Gorge, 5 km from Thusis, is the largest gorge in the canton of Graubünden. The gorge in parts is only a few meters wide, with rocks up to 300 m high. This narrow gorge was formed by the Hinterrhein River, a headstream of the Rhine.

One of the most wild and picturesque gorges in Switzerland, the Via Mala is walled by vertical limestone cliffs as the Splügen Road passes above the gorge. To experience the Via Mala fully, one should descend the 321 safe steps to the Rhine, admire the and dramatically carved cliffs”whirl-pots” as seen in this photograph.

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The picture is also one of the photos featured in the book “Switzerland In View – A Photographic Essay” .


Hohenklingen Castle, Stein am Rhine

September 30, 2007

Stein am Rhine

Hohenklingen is a medieval castle situated on a ridge above Stein am Rhein at 961 meters above sea level. Its first buildings were erected in the 11th century by the Zähringer, a dynasty of noblemen. After they had died out, the German emperor gave the castle to the Freiherren of Klingen in 1218, from whom it derives its name.

From 1449 on, it gained in importance as Switzerland’s northernmost watchtower against Germany. In 1863, the structure became a small spa and restaurant, but soon had to be renovated because part of the structure began to slide downhill. Today, Hohenklingen contains a well-known upper-price restaurant.

In this photograph we see a vista of Stein am Rhine and the Rhine River from the castle Hohenklingen.

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